Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by mohammed kareem, Aug 13, 2010.
how i can use buletooth in electrocardiogram ECG to replaced leads
Good question that would reuire a ton of research and design.
Problem here is that medical equipment should never be altered in any way.
Bluetooth is a short range (3 - 4 meters) low bandwidth communications protocol. You would have to use the ECG device with no changes. The ECG outputs, if in analog format, would have to be digitized to be sent through the bluetooth link. In addition, some means of labeling the data stream would be needed to let the receiving device handle the input properly.
Lot of trouble to go to to eliminate 3 meters of cable. The ECG data might be more easily taken by a portable computer and sent by TCP/IP through any internet connection.
The VA at Ann Arbor did just that awhile back. I remember wearing one that allowed me to walk the halls and they had the information for monitoring.